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English definition of “virtual”

virtual

adjective [not gradable]    /ˈvɜr·tʃu·əl/
almost, but not exactly or in every way: She was a virtual unknown before this movie. Snow brought Minneapolis to a virtual standstill yesterday. virtually    /ˈvɜr·tʃə·wə·li/ adverb [not gradable] Unemployment in this part of the country is virtually nonexistent.
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